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In 1994 CSE moved to its new home in the Tughlakabad Institutional Area. The building was designed by the renowned Ahmedabad-based architects, Radhika Doshi Katpalia and B V Doshi and the five-storied structure is spread over 1000 sq/m.

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CSE Building Water Audit

In 2010 CSE undertook a water audit for its office building, essentially aimed at further improving water efficiency and conserving every drop of water wherever possible. Although CSE has taken several efforts to reduce and reuse water over the years, but the building water audit was able to site specific areas where water efficiency can be further increased.

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In 2010 CSE undertook a water audit for its office building, essentially aimed at further improving water efficiency and conserving every drop of water wherever possible. Although CSE has taken several efforts to reduce and reuse water over the years, but the building water audit was able to site specific areas where water efficiency can be further increased.

Roadmap for Rating System for Water Efficient Fixtures: A Way to Sustainable Water Management in India

CSE has developed a"Roadmap for Rating System for Water Efficient Fixtures: A Way to Sustainable Water Management in India" as deliverable of Centre of Excellence under the Ministry of Urban Development. This document includes, background of the preparation of roadmap including the draft framework proposed  for introduction of rating system for water efficient fixtures in India. The document intends to facilitate  understanding on the existing legal and institutional options available for mainstreaming the rating system.

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3rd Stakeholders Meeting on Roadmap for Rating System for Water Efficient Fixtures in India

The 3rd stakeholders meeting on the rating system for water efficient fixtures was held at the Centre for Science and Environment’s office on 23rd March 2011. This meeting had participation from various stakeholders who have been a part of the core group formed after the 1st stakeholders meeting in September 2010. Ms. E. P Nivedita, Director (water supply and local self government), Ministry of Urban Development was also present.

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2nd Stakeholders Meeting on Roadmap for Rating System for Water Efficient Fixtures in India

Following the 1st stakeholders meeting on 28th September 2010 (see press note), CSE organized the 2nd stakeholders meeting for rating system for water efficient fixtures on 22nd December 2010. The objective of CSE’s initiative is to develop norms for water-efficient fixtures that would ensure efficiency in terms of water use without compromising on performance. The process is supported by the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), Government of India, who has also designated CSE as a centre of excellence for sustainable water management.

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Green buildings: CSE’s new report advocates rating of water-efficient fixtures

New report advocates rating of water-efficient fixtures in buildings

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September 28, 2010
New report advocates rating of water-efficient fixtures in buildings

Green Building Water Management

The Green Building Water Management (GBWM) component focuses on water efficiency and conservation in buildings at the city level.  GBWM has a unified focus on promoting green buildings by undertaking a series of committed activities through research, policy advocacy, awareness and capacity building etc.

Green buildings: how to redesign

There is a buzz about green buildings. But the question is: what does one mean by building green? And how does one design policies to make the green homes of our dreams?

Green is not about first building structures using lots of material and energy, and then fixing them so that they become a little more efficient. Building green is about optimizing on the local ecology, using local material as far as possible and, most importantly, building to cut the power, water and material requirements.

Roadmap for Rating System for Water Efficient Fixtures: A Way to Sustainable Water Management in India

CSE has developed a"Roadmap for Rating System for Water Efficient Fixtures: A Way to Sustainable Water Management in India" as deliverable of Centre of Excellence under the Ministry of Urban Development.

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CSE is the Center of Excellence: Photo slideshow

 

 

 
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Research
The research as a part of COE activity at CSE includes policy research on decentralized wastewater management (DWWT), rainwater harvesting (RWH) and water efficiency(see presentation). As a part of CoE mandate, CSE has prepared and submitted various reports and policy papers in the area of sustainable water management to Ministry of Urban development (MoUD).

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Capacity Building
Based on the past experience and ongoing research, CSE regularly undertakes capacity building programmes on RWH and DWWT.

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Knowledge Centre
CSE as a CoE also functions as knowledge centre for Sustainable Water Management, wherein it collates information related to urban water management and disseminates it through its website.

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